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‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once’ (2022): Too Much, Nowhere, None of the Time

Directed by: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert || Produced by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang, Michelle Yeoh Screenplay by: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert || Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis Music by: Son Lux, Mitski, David Byrne, … Continue reading

The Road that Gets You There: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Irréversible’ (2002) & ‘Enter the Void’ (2009)

Directed by: Gaspar Noé || Produced by: Vincent Cassel [1], Vincent Maraval, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier, Shin Yamaguchi [2], Brahim Chioua [1, 2] Screenplay by: Gaspar Noé || Starring: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel [1], Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Ed Spear [2] Music by: Thomas Bangalter || Cinematography: Gaspar Noé … Continue reading

How the Other Half Lives: Julia Ducournau’s ‘Raw’ (2016) & ‘Titane’ (2021)

Directed by: Julia Ducournau || Produced by: Jean de Forets [1], Jean-Christophe Reymond [2] Screenplay by: Julia Ducournau || Starring: Garance Marillier [1, 2], Ella Rumpf, Laurent Lucas [1], Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Lais Salameh [2] Music by: Jim Williams || Cinematography: Ruben Impens || Edited by: Jean-Christophe Bouzy || Country: France, Belgium || Language: … Continue reading

‘The Northman’ (2022): Robert Eggers Makes Alexander Skarsgård a Viking

Directed by: Robert Eggers || Produced by: Mark Huffam, Lars Knudsen, Robert Eggers, Alexander Skarsgård, Arnon Milchan Screenplay by: Sjón Birgir Sigurosson, Robert Eggers || Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, Willem Dafoe Music by: Robin Carolan, Sebastian Gainsborough || Cinematography: Jarin Blaschke || Edited by: Louise Ford || … Continue reading

‘Prey’ (2021): Less than the Sum of Its Parts

Directed by: Thomas Sieben || Produced by: Sonja Ewers, Barbara Mientus Screenplay by: Thomas Sieben, Sonja Ewers || Starring: David Kross, Hanno Koffler, Maria Ehrich, Robert Finster, Yung Ngo Music by: Michael Kamm, Maximilian Stephan || Cinematography: Andreas Berger || Edited by: Robert Rzesacz || Country: Germany || Language: German Running Time: 87 minutes Over … Continue reading

‘My Name’ (2021): Cops & Robbers, Intertwined

Created by: Kim Ba-da, Kim Jin-min || Written by: Kim Ba-da Directed by: Kim Jin-min || Starring: Han So-hee, Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Hee-soon, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-joo, Chang Ryul, Yoon Kyung-ho No. of Episodes: 8 (~400 minutes total) Beyond the likes of Infernal Affairs (2002) and its Hollywood remake, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed (2006), I’m … Continue reading

‘Black Crab’ (2022): A Quality Netflix Show on Ice

Directed by: Adam Berg || Produced by: Mail Idevall, Mattias Montero Screenplay by: Adam Berg, Pelle Rådström || Starring: Noomi Rapace, Aliette Opheim, Dar Salim, Jakob Oftebro, Ardalan Esmaili, David Dencik Music by: Dead People || Cinematography: Jonas Alarik || Edited by: Kristofer Nordin || Country: Sweden || Language: Swedish Running Time: 114 minutes In … Continue reading

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ (2022): Different Flavors of Girl Power

Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Produced by: Jayantilal Gada, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Screenplay by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Utkarshini Vashishtha, Prakash Kapadia || Starring: Alia Bhatt, Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari, Seema Pahwa Music by: Sanchit Balhara, Ankit Balhara, Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee || Edited by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Country: … Continue reading

‘K. G. F.’ (2018, 2022): Killer Kannada Action

Directed by: Prashanth Neel || Produced by: Vijay Kiragandur Screenplay by: Prashanth Neel || Starring: Yash, Ramachandra Raju, Srinidhi Shetty, Anant Nag, Achyuth Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Prakash Raj Music by: Ravi Basrur || Cinematography: Bhuvan Gowda || Edited by: Srikanth Gowda, Ujwal Kulkarni || Country: India || Language: Kannada, Hindi Running Time: 323 minutes While … Continue reading

‘Doctor’ (2021) & ‘Etharkkum Thunindhavan’ (2022): More Preaching, Less Cheering

Directed by: Nelson Dilipkumar [1], Pandiraj [2] || Produced by: Kotapadi J. Rajesh, Sivakarthikeyan [1], Kalanithi Maran [2] Screenplay by: Nelson Dilipkumar [1], Pandiraj [2] || Starring: Sivakarthikeyan, Yogi Babu [1], Saravanan Sivakumar [2], Priyanka Arul Mohan, Vinay Rai [1, 2] Music by: Anirudh Ravichander [1], Immanuel Vasanth Dinakaran [2] || Cinematography: Vijay Kartik Kannan … Continue reading